June 22, 2024


Day With badminton

Palm Springs man bringing the sport to Nepal

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Leo Gonzalez Rodriguez with some Nepalese pickleball players.

Leo Gonzalez Rodriguez under no circumstances imagined he’d be large into pickleball. Or a vital power in bringing the activity to the modest, very poor Himalayan nation of Nepal.

Gonzalez, a indigenous of Spain’s Canary Islands who now lives in Palm Springs, utilized to participate in golf. Then, a single working day about 7 many years back, two good friends informed him he experienced to consider pickleball.

“And I mentioned to them, ‘What is pickleball?’” he recalled. “I did not like the identify.”

Nevertheless, he gave it a go. And that was that. “I have not touched a golfing club considering that then,” he mentioned.

“These two females modified my existence, to be truthful,” he additional. “The way I meet up with individuals, the way I adore the sport, and the way I want to introduce pickleball to the planet.”

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